Monday, February 3, 2014

Poison Review


Published: March 12th, 2013
Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy

 Sixteen-year-old Kyra, a highly-skilled potions master, is the only one who knows her kingdom is on the verge of destruction—which means she’s the only one who can save it. Faced with no other choice, Kyra decides to do what she does best: poison the kingdom’s future ruler, who also happens to be her former best friend.

But, for the first time ever, her poisoned dart . . . misses.

Now a fugitive instead of a hero, Kyra is caught in a game of hide-and-seek with the king’s army and her potioner ex-boyfriend, Hal. At least she’s not alone. She’s armed with her vital potions, a too-cute pig, and Fred, the charming adventurer she can’t stop thinking about. Kyra is determined to get herself a second chance (at murder), but will she be able to find and defeat the princess before Hal and the army find her?

Kyra is not your typical murderer, and she’s certainly no damsel-in-distress—she’s the lovable and quick-witted hero of this romantic novel that has all the right ingredients to make teen girls swoon.

First and Foremost I want to take a minute to honor the author that wrote this book and passed away before it was released. Your memory will live on!

This book was VERY HARD for me to rate and review! While it was a very adorable read and had very cute parts in it, it was a big let down. The reason I say that is because I thought it was going to be a dark twist type of fairytale. But it wasn't, it was actually the totally opposite. While that's okay, I probably would of read it anyway. But it was a disappointment when I started to read it and it became more of a lighthearted, sweet fairytale mix! Not what I was expecting!

Okay, Now that being said, after I got over the fact that it was not the book I thought it was, I decided to read it anyway because I bought the book and I wanted to honor the author, plus it wasn't a bad start to a book!

This book was an enjoyable light read. Very Cute and age appropriate for kids probably over 12. It had fun parts that made the story come alive on different levels then I'm use to! And one of those parts was when a cute little pig named Rosie came into the picture. She was a tracker! Yeah, you heard it right! You put a basket around Rosie's neck, with an item of the person your trying to find and she'll lead you right to them! Such a cute little piggy.

Okay, Here's the Plot:

A potioner named Kyra or Kitty as they call her is on the mission to save their kingdom. She seen what the future holds if not alerted, but the bad part about it is that she has to be the one to change the future! But what Kara has to do is far more then she would of ever of imagined. She has to kill the princess to stop her vision from coming true! But that's not the worst part of it. The worst part of it is that the Princess she has to kill isn't just any princess, she's her best friend the Princess and soon to be queen of their kingdom!

How can Kara kill her best friend, really she's her only friend! But if she doesn't their kingdom will turn evil! How can Kara do nothing when she knows it is her that must stop the princess and save the kingdom from evil taking it over! She can't! So that's when Kara's journey starts!

When the book starts off it's after she tried to kill the princess and failed! She is a trained potioner and NEVER misses her poison darts from their targets! But she misses for the first time ever! And now she's a fugitive on the run from the Queens guards, while also searching for the princess again to get the next poison dart right! She meets a very interesting man on her journeys that just keeps popping up everywhere Kara goes. Who is he and what does he want??? And will Kara be able to stop the princess in time to save their kingdom or will the princess evade Kara and succeed in destroying the kingdom??? Well if you want those answers and more then you'll have to read and find out!

This was a very different type of book then I'm use to, but still very enjoyable. If you like sweet, cute fairytales then this is for you! Overall, I finally decided that I would give this book a 4 stars rating!
4 Boned Hearts

 A Message From The Author!

Bridget grew up in Wisconsin. She went to the county fair where she met the love of her life, Barrett Dowell. They got married right before she went in for exploratory surgery which revealed she had colon cancer. They christened that summer the "summer of love" and the two celebrated with several more weddings. Bridget continued to read and write until the day she died. Her last tweet was "Sunshine and a brand new book. Perfect."

Bridget wanted to make people laugh and hoped readers would enjoy spending time with the characters she created. As a librarian/writer she loved books with strong young women with aspirations. She also felt teens needed more humorous reads. She really wanted to write a book with pockets of warmth and happiness and hoped that her readers' copies would show the watermarks of many bath time reads.

When not writing young adult masterpieces or working on world domination, I spend my time cooking, traveling, making films and taking my ball gown out for trips around town.

My current secret lair resides somewhere in (shhh...) Portland, OR where I plot daring adventures with my husband and two cats.

 NOTE: Bridget has passed away after this Bio was written R.I.P Bridget:

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Will you be adding it to your Reading Pile?


  1. It so sad. :( I feel bad for saying to was a let down, but for me aswell, it was. But, it was a quick, cutesy read and it was fun, but the animals totally made it for me, if it wasn't for them I wouldn't have liked it as much. Glad you enjoyed it anyway. :)

  2. I would love to read this book. I would like to think Kyra is a kick-ass heroine in this story. I feel sad that the author didn't got the chance to see her work reached the readers (May her soul be rest in peace..I really hate it when someone dies). Adding this to my TBR list. Thank you Alicia for the nice review and for sharing it! =)

  3. Poison reminds me a bit of The Study series by Maria Snyder.... Looks great and I think I''l like it even though it isn't a dark sort of fairytale. Great review.

  4. I haven't read this one yet, but it has been on my TBR for a while. I love that, even though the author is gone, she still gets to share a piece of her with every single person who takes the time to read this book. That is so special, and for that reason alone I would love to read this. But it isn't the only one. Poison just sounds good, and the biggest reason? Rosie! I have heard so much about this pig, and I can't wait to meet her!

  5. Interesting I thought it was a dark twisted fariytale too, but it does still sound good thanks to your review.

  6. I really loved the cover on this one. I must admitt that I too was expecting a dark fariytale when I saw the book on goodreads...

  7. Sounds a little strange, but I have to give points for originality, at least!

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